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December 16, 1951 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Other names||Deborah Pratt-Bellisario|
|Occupation||Actress, writer, producer, director|
|Spouse(s)||Donald P. Bellisario (1984-1991; divorced)|
|Children||Troian Bellisario (b. 1985)
Pratt was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Geraldine (née Bryant) and Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt, a vice president of Pullman Heritage Bank. Her parents were both African-American/Creole (her father from Mobile, Alabama, and her mother from Baton Rouge, Louisiana).
Pratt was a co-executive producer and a writer on the Quantum Leap TV series which was created by her then-husband, Donald Bellisario, and acted in television series including Quantum Leap, Magnum, P.I. and Airwolf. In 2000, she directed Cora Unashamed for Masterpiece Theatre's The American Collection.
- 1999: Our Friend, Martin
- 1998: The Net (Producer)
- 1994: Exit to Eden, as Dr. Allison
- 1992: Tequila and Bonetti, as Nicole
- 1989-1993: Quantum Leap, as voice of Ziggy (recurring)
- 1989: Quantum Leap episode A Portrait for Troian, as Troian
- 1988: Last Rites, as Robin Dwyer
- 1987: Hunter, as Sandra Browning
- 1984-1985: Airwolf, as Marella
- 1984: Magnum, P.I., as Gloria (TC's girlfriend)
- 1983: Gimme a Break!, as Vanessa
- 1983: Benson, as Jill
- 1983: Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, as Meagan
- 1982: The New Odd Couple, as Sandra
- 1982: Strike Force
- 1979: Happy Days, as Kat Mandu
- 1978: CHiPs as Carol
- 1975: Police Woman, as Kate
- The Vision Quest: The Age of Light. VGM Publishing, 2006. ISBN 978-0-9787309-0-1
- The Vision Quest: The Odyssey. VGM Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9787309-1-8
- "Col. Bertram Roberson Pratt - tribunedigital-chicagotribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 1991-12-07. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "15 Celebrities Most People Don't Know Are Black | Page 8". MadameNoire.com. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "Troian Bellisario — Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality Background Ancestry Race". Ethnicelebs.com. Retrieved 2015-06-20.
- "There's A Week Of Quantum Leap". Eugene Register-Guard. June 24, 1991. p. 4C. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
- Deborah Pratt at the Internet Movie Database
- Deborah Pratt biodata, thevisionquest.com
- ActorsE Chat Show appearance, actorsentertainment.com